British superstar Tyson Fury returns to the ring on Saturday night in Las Vegas when he fights undefeated German challenger Tom Schwarz. The bout is expected to start around 11:30 p.m. ET from MGM Grand Garden Arena. We last saw the 6-foot-9 Fury in December, battling to a disputed draw against WBC champion Deontay Wilder. That's the only blemish on Fury's record, which now stands at 27-0-1 with a whopping 19 knockouts. Meanwhile, Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) has fought 22 times in Germany and twice in the Czech Republic. He's dreaming big after seeing Andy Ruiz Jr. shock Anthony Joshua two weeks ago at Madison Square Garden. Sportsbooks list Fury as a -2500 favorite (risk $2,500 to win $100) after the line opened at -3000, with Schwarz getting +1100 (risk $100 to win $1,100) in the latest Fury vs. Schwarz odds. The over-under is 9.5 rounds. Before you make any Fury vs. Schwarz picks or boxing predictions, you'll want to see what SportsLine's Peter Kahn just locked in.
A fight game veteran with over 20 years of experience as a manager, promoter and advisor, Kahn has his finger on the pulse of what goes on inside and outside the ring. He can be heard weekly as co-host of "The Fight Guys" podcast on the SB Nation Radio Network. Okay now, here we will give you updates of the live streaming of the fight! Just bookmark this page and be back here tonight for the fight. Tyson Fury's defence of his lineal heavyweight title against the undefeated Tom Schwarz, Fury's first fight since controversially drawing with Deontay Wilder last December. This marks a major step up for Schwarz, and an interim opponent for Fury before an expected set of rematches against Wilder.
When is it? Saturday, June 15. But if you're in the UK, the early hours of Sunday morning.
Where is it? The MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
What time is the fight likely to start? The main event should begin at 4am UK time, barring any delays.
Who is Tom Schwarz? Schwarz is an undefeated German fighter, 24, who has been building up a formidable record away from the limelight. Fighting almost exclusively in Germany, he's 6'5" and a straightforward technician.
Six months after a remarkable fight with Deontay Wilder, lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) makes his Top Rank/ESPN debut tonight (Saturday, June 15th) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The brash Brit’s opponent is the undefeated but also largely unheralded German Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs), who is looking to pull off an upset akin to Andy Ruiz stopping Anthony Joshua earlier this month.
Fury was in line to rematch Wilder after battling to a draw last December, but made the surprise move to join Top Rank, killing off plans for an immediate rematch. That bout has since been agreed to for early 2020, but of course both Wilder and Fury need to win their respective matchups for this showdown to happen once again. In theory, Fury should have few problems with Schwarz, but this is heavyweight after all. What is important for Tyson is to look impressive and not revert to some of his uglier fights that made fans not interested in seeing him compete.